Employee and Clientele Relations
All American Foods average length of employment is substantial as 31percent of their employees have been working for them for over 15 years. Sixty five percent have been employed more than 10 years. They are employee owned with all shareholders regularly involved in day to day operations.
“We have a real aggressive benefit package,” Mitchell said. “We want to retain people and the best way to do that is to train them and keep them trained. We really encourage continued education also.”
During Christmas and New Year’s, All American Foods was able to shut down their facilities in Mankato and Waseca, giving all of their employees a chance to stay home with their families. As an added bonus, their employees received the break paid without the time counting against their accrued vacation or personal days.
“We are as worried about our employees as we are our customers and I don’t know which one is more important,” Mitchell said. “Without customers you don’t need good employees and without good employees you won’t have customers. Those are our two most important assets.”